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Backpacker leaves hospital

The Richmond teenager, who went missing in the Australian outback for three days, has thanked his rescuers after being released from hospital.

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British Consulate providing assistance to family

A Foreign Office spokesman said:

"We are aware that a British national has been reported missing in Queensland, Australia.

"Consular staff in Brisbane are in contact with Australian police who are conducting the search.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family in the UK at this difficult time."

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